Balancing the Book Budget July 2014

Posted July 31st, 2014 by in Book Budget / 6 comments

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Balancing the Book Budget 2014

Monthly Balancing the Book Budget Check-In!

The RULES

  • I can purchase up to $450 that I got in GC from Christmas/Birthday. and $150 actual Book Budget I have decided that I will spend zero dollars of my own money this year.
  • I can purchase up to $102.95 in books from Amazon w/the Publisher Settlement
  • I can use my audible credits (2 a month).¬† If I buy extra credits or if I use “Add Professional Narration” that comes out of my budget
  • I will track my review requests this year too

ANNOUNCEMENT: I have decided to use $200 of my Book Budget for my Home Improvements so that leaves me 34.02 for the rest of the year. This is actually a good thing because next year I am planning on only reading books off my shelf, review audiobooks, or library books. This will be good training!

Budget left after left May:$234.02 ‚Äď $200.00 (Home Improvements)= $34.02

Budget left after left month: $28.63 (This budget does not include my Audible Yearly Membership which renewed this month)

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts: 

  1. Done & Dusted РThe Organic Home On A Budget by Stephanie Zia Р$0.00
  2. Heart Raider (Heartthrob Series, Book 1) by Sophia Knightly Р$0.00
  3. You Make Me Feel Brand New by Chicki Brown Р$0.00
  4. The MacKinnon’s Bride (The Highland Brides Book 1)¬†by Tanya Anne Crosby – $0.00
  5. Cade (The Morgans of Rocky Ridge) by Margery Scott Р$0.00
  6. Lady Danger (The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch Book 1) by Glynnis Campbell Р$0.00
  7. Secrets on the Sand (Barefoot Bay Billionaires Book 1) by Roxanne St. Claire Р$0.00
  8. Darkness Falls: Reveler Series 1 by Erin Kellison Р$0.00
  9. Her Dakota Man (Book 1 РDakota Hearts) by Lisa Mondello Р$0.00
  10. Cupcakes & Chardonnay by Julia Gabriel Р$0.00
  11. Undeniable Rogue (The Rogues Club Book 1) by Annette Blair Р$0.00
  12. The Game (The Game is Life Book 1) by Terry Schott Р$0.00
  13. Endgame (Last Chance Series Book 1) by Dee Davis Р$0.00
  14. Cut Loose: Dusty Deals Mystery Series: Book 2 by Rae Davies, Lori Devoti Р$0.00
  15. Bring It, Omnibus Edition (Pia Sabel #2) by Seeley James Р$0.00
  16. Redemption (Legends of Graham Mansion Book 1) by Rosa Lee Jude, Mary Lin Brewer Р$0.00
  17. Cruel Justice (Justice Series Book 1) by M A Comley Р$0.00
  18. Divine Intervention (Divine Trilogy Book 1) by Cheryl Kaye Tardif Р$0.00
  19. Miranda Warning (A Murder in the Mountains Book 1) by Heather Day Gilbert Р$0.00
  20. Elusive (On The Run Book 1) by Sara Rosett Р$0.00
  21. Angels Mark (The Serena Wilcox Mysteries Dystopian Thriller Trilogy Book 1)by Natalie Buske Thomas, Cassandra Thomas – $0.00
  22. Pentecost. An ARKANE Thriller (Book 1) by J.F. Penn Р$0.00
  23. The Empty Quarter by David L. Robbins Р$0.00

Total Spent:  $5.40

Audiobook Credits used: I had a total of 28 credits at the beginning of the month

  1. A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin: The Debutante Files, Book 1 by Sophie Jordan¬†¬†(1 credit)
  2. Fireborn by Keri Arthur (1 credit)
  3. Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins (coupon + cash)
  4. Until We Touch by Susan Mallery (coupon + cash)

Total Spent:  $3.56

Total Credits Used: 2

Review Books Requested:¬† I canceled my NetGalley account (5 years but it was making book blogging a job) and kept my Edelweiss only to submit review to publishers (since you can do that for books you don’t get for review there)

Discover a New Love Credits (6): Can use until they are gone

Audiobooks for Review: I didn’t do a great job of tracking these this month. I will list them next month

Books Won/Gifted (0):

What I shopped off my shelves aka not review book (6):

  1. Harry Potter and The Chamber of the Secrets by JK Rowling -reread
  2. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling – reread
  3. Divergent by Veronica Roth – reread
  4. Insurgent by Veronica Roth – reread
  5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth – reread
  6. How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland

What I borrowed from the library/friend (0):

Budget left starting next month: $19.65

Total Spent this month: $8.96

Total Spent this year: $333.28

 

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks and Libraries with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her eclectic reading tastes include: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Swoon-Worthy Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional YA read.

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6 Responses to “Balancing the Book Budget July 2014”

  1. Krista

    I blew my budget this month mostly due to the Kate Daniels ebook & audiobook sale. They were totally worth it.

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